Focus and Motivation

If you know what you need to do you will do it.  Won’t you?

Maybe, maybe not.  You have to want to do it i.e. achieve your goals.  You have to know how to do it – feel confident in being able to take the action step, know how it will benefit you and the outcome you hope (aim) to achieve.

If you don’t know or feel confident you are likely to procrastinate, doubt yourself or wonder just how to make it happen.  So be prepared to ask and learn, be able to be honest with yourself and others to get what you need to  be able to feel able and motivated, and clear on the direction and pace you need to follow.

Focus is what you need first – there are templates available to help you if you want them.

  • A To Do list and pendings list (those things you have set in motion not yet complete)
  • Goal setting – write it down, make it happen (programming your mind)
  • Urgent-Important to prioritise from your To Do list
  • Marketing planner for your strategy in business
  • Meeting schedule for repeat events
  • Diary and weekly planners for home and work, or both (and everyone in the team or family!)

Someone to be accountable to

  • Business partner
  • Husband, wife or partner
  • Siblings
  • Mentors in business
  • Your diary appointments!
  • Your clients or customers
  • Your readers
  • Your sports team members
  • Friends for outings

You need to know the steps you can or need to take to get you where you want to be.  You know where you are and the gap between where you want to get to so you can work out the necessary steps to take.

  • Who do you need to meet? Book it and schedule it in your diary
  • What do you need to do ‘in the office’ time/space?
  • When can you fit the meetings and activities in each week/month?
  • Why do you need to do it?  Is it really necessary – or is it fun?!

Organisation and (time) management

  • Don’t overschedule meetings
  • Schedule sheets and sharing for regular meetings or events
  • Diary management – adding all meetings week to week
  • Checking schedules weekly to get an overview of your week’s commitment
  • Team meetings to ensure everyone is on track and working together – families are teams too!

So, again, knowing the steps and actions you need to take means you are motivated to do them.

Sometimes you can get overwhelmed with how much there is and not do any of it!  But just start.

  • The urgent-important breakdown works well for this.
  • The 15 minute action plan too and to balance and maintain motivation, you can you mix up tasks for fun and not fun, people time and thinking time, admin and creativity
  • Use the 25 minutes work + 5 minute comfort break – walk around, change of scenery, chat with someone but take time out from house work or workloads!